Lenovo Statement on Media Articles in Australian Financial Review July 27 and July 29

Lenovo has no additional comment on recent reports in the Australia Financial Review. We would like to point out the public statement by the Australian government's Department of Defence available on their web site that says, "This reporting is factually incorrect. There is no Department of Defence ban on the Lenovo Company or their products; either for classified or unclassified systems."

Please see a link to the correction on the official website of the Australian Department of Defence here:
http://news.defence.gov.au/2013/07/30/media-articles-in-the-australian-financial-review-27-and-29-july-2013/

We would appreciate it if you could update your previous reporting on this topic.

TEXT OF ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:

Department of Defence, On the Record

30 July 2013
Media articles in the Australian Financial Review, 27 and 29 July 2013
Reports published on 27 and 29 July 2013 in the Australian Financial Review allege a Department of Defence ban on the use of Lenovo computer equipment on the Defence Secret and Top Secret Networks.

This reporting is factually incorrect. There is no Department of Defence ban on the Lenovo Company or their computer products; either for classified or unclassified systems.

LINK: http://news.defence.gov.au/2013/07/30/media-articles-in-the-australian-financial-review-27-and-29-july-2013/

FOR MORE INSIGHT SEE:
http://www.cio.com/article/737534/False_Lenovo_Security_Report_Only_Strengthens_World_s_Top_PC_Maker
http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/unfiltered-opinion/fud-attack-against-lenovo-may-actually-showcase-security-advantage.html